We began operations with our first transport in January, 2016. Since that time, we have driven many miles with many dogs. We have seen people waiting in shelter parking lots in Minnesota in the wee hours of the morning, we have seen adopters lined up in Colorado when we arrived, we have seen dogs that were unwanted in Texas adopted in one day in Wisconsin. We have also taken dogs to a Florida training ground to become service dogs for veterans. We have had the pleasure of working with numerous rescues all over the country, from Florida to Utah and from deep south Texas to the upper peninsula of Michigan.
Some of the facts:
In 2016, our first year, we transported 201 dogs in our RV, the Shilohmobile. We traveled over 29,800 miles around the country, with almost 15,000 of those miles with dogs on board.
In 2017, we had 572 dogs in the Shilohmobile, traveling over 47,000 miles, with over 29,000 of those miles with dogs on board.
As 2018 approaches, we hope to at least maintain the same numbers we have seen so far. However, donations have not yet come close to matching the thousands of dollars spent in each of the last two years. Without donations, we simply cannot make these trips. With donations, we can try our best to add to the almost 800 dogs we have saved so far, add to the number of families who have seen so much joy from the addition of a new family member, add to the number of throwaway dogs who now have food in their belly, a bed to sleep in, a place to run and play, and people who love them unconditionally.
We have never charged a rescue to transport dogs, and we never will. No one involved with the Shiloh’s Road to Hope board of directors has ever made a penny. No dogs have ever been denied due to a lack of funds. If we can find a way, we will.
But, all of that can only continue with help from dog-loving, caring, generous people willing to make that tax-deductible donation. We like to believe we have done some good, please consider joining us.